While some fashion houses have had to trim down their staff and bow out of runway shows, Oscar de la Renta says that his company has had a good year. He’s recently been able to hire even more staff and plans to put on two shows during New York Fashion Week–one for press and one for buyers. [FWD]
Designer Vivienne Westwood was so pleased with the response to the wedding dress that she designed for the Sex and the City movie that she wants to be more involved for the sequel. The designer has offered to help write the script and even phoned Sarah Jessica Parker to discuss. [Vogue UK]
Valentino is reportedly another victim of investment schemer Bernie Madoff. [WWD]
Ferragamo is releasing an environmentally friendly line for its spring 2009 collection called Eco Ferragamo. [FWD]
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